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Hear the ins and outs of sourcing, procurement, product development, and brand building as two international entrepreneurs based in South China share a free-flowing conversation and bring experts on the show. Hosted by Michael and Rico, both of whom have lived and worked throughout the world before ending up in the world’s largest manufacturing hub, which is Guangdong province. Besides sharing their expertise in sourcing they focus on online & social media marketing, crowdfunding campaigns, ...
 
The Global Trade Gal Podcast gives international entrepreneurship, trade, business, and supply chain management advice. The Global Trade Gal - Anita - has over 30 years of experience living and working overseas as an entrepreneur. The Global Trade Gal podcast gives information, stories, advice - anything to do with entrepreneurship, trade, supply chain management, living and working overseas, creating, developing, and manufacturing home decor and home furnishing products. Anita’s company, Mo ...
 
Featured on HGTV's "House Hunters International" (2004 - 2012). To this day no other real estate professional/real estate organization has been featured on "House Hunters International" for 8 consecutive years! => Go to the "Playlist" tab to see and listen to our many shows! This is the official Podcast Channel for the Compass TV Network & Compass Group International. Here, we will show you how to create the "Ultimate International Lifestyle!" Subscribe and "set yourself FREE!" Live in multi ...
 
A sisterhood of women stepping into courage, self-love and feminine leadership. Insights from Meredith Rom and interviews with inspiring leaders to find your voice and walk a path of beauty, devotion and service. Listen to women leaders share their stories of overcoming fear, listening to intuition and honoring the sacred feminine within. Join us as we explore ideas of leadership, self-love, self-care, spirituality, yoga, and personal growth, with a focus on body wellness, women's entreprene ...
 
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Today with the supply chain in such a mess, it is always good to have a good old-fashioned laugh. Anita tells you some of her favorite supply chain and global trade jokes, so you can also LOL (Laugh Out Loud!) Laugh with us (LOL) by reading: 26 Supply Chain and Other Jokes – Laughing Out Loud (LOL)! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/globaltr…
 
Anita, the Global Trade Gal, goes over why you must understand a bit about the culture of the country you are sourcing products from; She explores how this will help you build relationships and add to your success in sourcing products from overseas. You can learn more by reading: 8 Tips to Understand the Culture of Your Product Sourcing Country Sup…
 
Description: Rico is a guest at Renaud Anjoran’s podcast. They talk about entrepreneurs planning to get started with manufacturing in China but ON A TIGHT BUDGET. Maybe you’re one of them and having the same questions as: How do you reduce the cost? Should you hire consultants or just do it yourself? What budget do you need? Learn these and more in…
 
Many people who have a great idea do not find the right overseas supplier; it can be challenging to find someone to help you manufacture your products. Anita - The Global Trade Gal - gives you some ideas to help you to find the right overseas supplier. You can learn more by reading: How Do I Find an Overseas Manufacturer to Produce My Own Product I…
 
Have you ever wondered what to do with those Buddha statues you brought home from an Asian trip? Anita, The Global Trade Gal, talks about do’s and don’ts for having a Buddha statue as part of your decor and what a Buddha-inspired home means. You can learn more by reading: What Is Buddha Inspired Home Decor Designs? Symbolism And Design Tips Support…
 
It is not always easy to find the right international partner to work with for your supply chain needs. Some have said it is as tricky as finding the right marriage partner. Anita, The Global Trade Gal, gives three things you can look for to find the right international business partner. You can find out more by reading: 3 Tips to Finding The Right…
 
Quality is one of the biggest concerns that most importers have. Anita, The Global Trade Gal, goes over six basic quality product tests that almost anyone can do and why you should be doing them to check the quality of a product you are sourcing. Learn more by reading: 6 Easy Tests To Perform On Your Home Decor Product Prototypes Support the show (…
 
Some companies wonder if having a social conscience is essential. The Global Trade Gal, Anita, gives you seven reasons we feel like anyone who buys from overseas should have a social conscience and work with like-minded companies. You can discover more by reading: What Is Social Consciousness? 7 Reasons It Is Important Support the show (https://www…
 
Way before IKEA invented the flat-pack assemble of furniture, the Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture makers designed and manufactured furniture that could be flat-packed and easily shipped. Explore with Anita, The Global Trade Gal, about all the Chinese Ming furniture. Learn more by reading: What is Ming Style? 10 Facts About Ming Style Chinese Furnitu…
 
Vietnam has become a significant country to source products. We have been working out of Vietnam for many years, so we share with you our top 8 years why we feel importers should look to Vietnam for their sourcing needs. You can discover more by reading: Is Vietnam Easier than China to Source or Procure Products From? Tips to Help Support the show …
 
When the United States placed hefty tariffs on most consumer goods from China, most people thought this was the end of the U.S buying anything from China. The reality is that the United States importers continue to buy a lot from China - Anita, The Global Trade Gal, explores some of the reasons why US Importers continue to buy from China. Discover …
 
Negotiations in Asia can sometimes feel like the survival of the fittest; they are usually long-drawn-out affairs. Anita - The Global Trade Gal - analyzes different negotiation techniques she has seen in Asia and how to survive through negotiations in Asia. You also learn more by reading: How Do Chinese Negotiate with Suppliers? 5 Tips to Asian Neg…
 
Expats Guide to Moving to Thailand Part 3: Homes in Bangkok & Jomtien Beach. Why this is the perfect combo for Expats?- The best cities to live, work & retire in Thailand?- Why Bangkok? - Why Jomtien Beach?- Affordable Real Estate & price points. Buy 2 homes here in Thailand less than the price of 1 in the US, Canada, UK, AU & NZ!- Cities & Areas I…
 
Expat Thailand: How My Podcast Shows Differ? Who are my listeners? And why do they subscribe? Your #1 Source for Finding PARADISE Abroad!- 20+ years doing one thing...helping people find their "slice of paradise" in a foreign country.- 20+ years working with buyers from around the world relocating them to destinations in Latin America, Asia & Europ…
 
EP236: JOMTIEN BEACH RESTORATION PROJECT!"680,000 cubic meters of sand is being used for the project which aims to restore the beach and increase its width to 50 meters. The sand is being dredged from Koh Rangkwian, which is about 10km from Koh Lan, and also in Chonburi."- Why Jomtien Beach is perfect for the "Expat?"- How does it compare to Pattay…
 
Compass Group International & Roadhouse International Relocation Consulting Services. - How to pick and find an "experienced & knowledgeable" real estate consultant in that foreign country?- How to NOT get SCAMMED!- What to "Watch out for?"- About our Services & Pricing. For future Expats looking to move overseas.- Our Team is filled with Licensed …
 
Description: Part 2 of Rico on Leaders with a Heart Podcast. In this episode, Rico talks more about his Asian adventures and why he loves living in Southeast Asia! If you’re embarking on a same journey towards East, don’t miss this podcast! Highlights: Pulling off huge orders. How did Rico do it? Cause Rico is passionate about Why Rico wants to kee…
 
Description: Get to know Rico in this interview with Payman Lorenzo — not only the entrepreneur from Canada but some personal stuff as well. If you need some dose of inspiration to fire you up, then this is for you! Highlights: Leaving Canada for an adventure in Asia The thing that shocked Rico about China The entrepreneurial spirit of the Chinese …
 
Description: Professional-looking product photos add value to your e-commerce business. But professional can also mean expensive! Not in China. In this episode, Rico shares how to save money on professional product photos in China. Highlights: Advantage of living in Southeast Asia for entrepreneurs How professional photoshoots are done in China Hir…
 
Description: Second part of Rico with Michael Michelini of Global From Asia. They touch on scams and doing events online. Highlights: When the shipment is not what you expected Doing a virtual networking event Looking into the future - VR events Mike’s exciting new ventures - VPN, Cryptocurrency Post COVID plans…
 
Expats Guide to Moving to Thailand Part 2: Everything you need to know. How to do it? Why life is better in Thailand?- Healthcare?- Why you will be "healthier" and will increase your lifespan living here in Thailand!- Living Expenses?- Top 3 Areas (cities) to LIVE in Thailand?- Don't live in these cities...just RENT or get a hotel. This 1hr episode…
 
Description: In this episode, Rico chats with his friend Michael Michelini of Global From Asia about life in China, business, and COVID. Highlights: How China has changed in a decade E-commerce in China How China treats foreigners US-China relationship Surprising change in the immigration Mike’s business amidst COVID WeChat story that almost robbed…
 
Expats Guide to Moving to Thailand Part 1: Everything you need to know. How to do it? Why life is better in Thailand?- There are NO SACRIFICES TO LIVING IN THAILAND! Unlike Latin America or Southern Europe!- Your life is "ELEVATED" due to the "lower cost of living." Removing all your financial worries!- Why Thailand? Luxury and Pampered Lifestyle!-…
 
Description: You’re starting your business. You’re choosing which factory to partner with. Before getting on that stage, Rico shares his expertise on this subject. Highlights: Is working with a larger factory better? Questions to ask a factory Understanding the production timeline Specialization and experience of the factory Factories to avoid — th…
 
"The Thai baht goes from Asia’s best performing currency to the worst!" Why this is a good thing?International Investor EP111: Thai Baht takes a DIVE! Why NOW is the best time to Buy Thai Real Estate!- Buy LOW sell HIGH!- How to invest in the Thai Baht?- The biggest financial crash is upon us!- Why you should sell everything - move to Thailand and …
 
Description: Maybe you’re considering hiring a sourcing agent for your business. Then, this episode is for you! Rico talks about when you should get the service of an agent. Highlights: Is it the right time to hire an agent? When you shouldn’t hire a sourcing agent Things to keep in mind when working with an agent The best way to find sourcing agen…
 
International Investor EP110: Bitcoin (Crypto Winter) Creating Passive Income! Cash Flow is KING! Why you need to balance your Crypto portfolio with "Income-Generating" Real Estate?"In the next Bitcoin bear market, make sure to create a passive income so you don't have to sell your coins to live. Cash flow is king and will help you accumulate in th…
 
Description: Email remains to be essential in business. But in China, it's no longer the main form of communication. In today's podcast, Rico talks about WeChat, China's "super app" and its importance in doing business there. Episode Highlights: - Get to know WeChat and the functions that make it the "Super App". - WeChat business accounts - Main b…
 
International Investor EP109: Financial Mistakes. Crypto Winter. Balancing your Portfolio. July 2021 Update.- Let's talk about the typical Financial Mistakes most people make.- How Crypto Communities are using (paid) media to Brainwash you?- Why you should set aside your crypto assets to buy income-generating real estate?- Investing in Emerging Mar…
 
Description: This is Part 2 of the Global Sources’ MATCH Event episode where Rico and Mike talk more about sourcing in China. Also, in this podcast we’ll get information on sourcing in emerging markets in Asia. Discussion on: Negotiating strategy for suppliers in India, Vietnam Logistics advice for sourcing in Vietnam and India Questions about Comp…
 
10min Expat Thailand EP235: Our Best Dining Experiences in Thailand. A Foodies Paradise!- My top dining experiences in Thailand.- The best way to experience the top-rated "Mom & Pop" restaurants in Thailand...get off the beaten path!- Use (https://www.wongnai.com) Wongani as your guide to Thai restaurants.Please Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube C…
 
TV Travel Show Update, Compass Real Estate Update & Some Words of Encouragement!- We're working on a better "House Hunters International" with producers in this part of the world...not USA.- Why it's so difficult to get a new TV Show Concept on Air?- Working on a NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THE MALDIVES!- Some words of encouragement! 2021 will sti…
 
Description: Are you an entrepreneur looking for suppliers for your business? Rico answers important questions about supplier vetting. In this episode you’ll learn: Where to look for suppliers aside from Alibaba Alibaba VS other suppliers Common mistakes entrepreneurs make during the first contact with suppliers How to find the right supplier in th…
 
10min Expat Thailand EP234: Thailand VS. Fiji? Pros & Cons. - Why do I prefer Thailand?- What changed my mind?Our Mission: Assisting our affluent clientele (and investors) in relocating their luxury lifestyle to Thailand. Specializing in Bangkok & Beach Cities.Based in Thailand - Costa Rica - USA: ROADHOUSE INTERNATIONAL (and COMPASS GROUP INTERNAT…
 
International Investor EP108: Compass 2021 Update! What's NEW? What we're seeing in the World Markets.- Why there's no such thing as "Off-Market" hotel listings in this market?- Why we're focusing on Hotels in the $8 - 15M range?- Why we no longer list/market mega-hotels $100M+- Why we're back in Costa Rica?- Why Costa Rican real estate is SURGING?…
 
International Investor EP107: When to BUY Thai Real Estate? Trends in the US, Latin America & Asia.- Why are Latin Countries like Costa Rica having record real estate sales?- The relation between the equity and real estate markets?- What we're seeing in the US and Latin America can predict the Asian real estate markets like Thailand?- Why Thai real…
 
With Big Tech monopolies owning many of the online services we regularly use, is there still a space (and an audience) for open source platforms and content outside this mostly proprietary ecosystem? EngageMedia is up for the challenge with the launch of Cinemata, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. In this podcast…
 
The timing of this conversation couldn’t have been more perfect. After living eight months on the island of Kauai and deepening my connection to the Earth and plant spirit world, I had the opportunity to sit down with writer, teacher, and earth intuitive, Asia Suler. I had just had my first dream of the island after returning to the mainland, where…
 
Description: When John Graham Harper started a gym business that took a loan to fund his business. Until he got scammed by the “buyer” or the person that had a deal with him. This is an update episode of that saga. Important Notes: Barriers John dealt during the whole legal battle People taking advantage of the legal system Doing remote work How CO…
 
10min Expat Thailand EP233: Photographers Dream! Bring your DSLRs, Professional Lenses, and Drones!- The different regions in Thailand for Photographers.- A camera phone will not capture the true essence of Thailand! Bring your Pro Gear!Please Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube Channels - over 200+ Episodes! Spotify - Anchor - Soundcloud Podcast Ch…
 
10min Expat Thailand EP232: Mall Food! The Best Restaurant Franchises to EAT!- Thai malls are filled with a ton of awesome places to dine. - Here are some of our favorites!Dessert Cafe's Name: After You (located in every Thai Mega Mall).Please Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube Channels - over 200+ Episodes! Spotify - Anchor - Soundcloud Podcast Ch…
 
Rico talks to social entrepreneur Payman Lorenzo about the ethics of social enterprise. He also shares where to begin your social enterprise journey. This interview is part of the Source Find Asia Digital Summit. To know more about the summit, check out the link below.By Made in China Podcast
 
10min Expat Thailand EP231: Bizarre Foods of Thailand. Try if you DARE!- Raw Beef or Pork with Blood.- Tadpoles! Yes, baby frogs!- Dancing Shrimp.- Ant eggs!- Fried Insects. YUM!- Scorpions & Tarantulas!Please be careful when consuming food from "Street Carts." Please Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube Channels - over 200+ Episodes! Spotify - Ancho…
 
Description: When John Graham Harper started a gym business that took a loan to fund his business. Until he got scammed by the “buyer” or the person that had a deal with him. This is an update episode of that saga. Important Notes: Being stopped at the border because of an alleged court case Loaning his way to fund his gym business and everything w…
 
Announcement: This is the last week to book a call for the 2021-2022 Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. We begin June 10, 2021. Download the program guide at risingwomenleaders.com/priestess I can’t believe almost seven years has passed since I first met Kit Maloney at a weekend retreat for creative entrepreneurs with Sarah Je…
 
International Investor EP106: Attn Developers! Build Active Adult Communities in Expat Havens! Latin America & Asia!- Why Babyboomers & Gen X'ers are ready to move! Why now?- How their mindset has changed from 2007?- Why they want to live in an "Active Adult" community in Expat destinations?- Millennials? Don't bother...why?- Active Adult communiti…
 
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! High-Speed Rail from Bangkok to Pattaya/Jomtien BREAKING GROUND Q4 2021!- Real Estate values in Pattaya/Jomtien will GO UP!- Buy now! The timing is perfect while the prices are still low!- Buy in Jomtien instead of Pattaya!- Why Jomtien?- New Rail will connect both airports in Bangkok to Pattaya/Jomtien Beach! Get there in 30 to 4…
 
Announcement: Enrollment is now open for the 2021-2022 Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. We begin June 10, 2021. Download the program guide at risingwomenleaders.com and book a call to learn more. It’s an honor to welcome Mama Jenn to our podcast episode today! Jenn has been a client and participant in this past year’s Way of…
 
Thailand Expat Life EP230: Why People Move Abroad? Most common reasons families/individuals choose to live in Thailand?This is a "MUST LISTEN" episode if you're contemplating "moving overseas."- Why do they move to countries like Thailand?- Why I moved?- Less DRAMA! Better Environment & Surroundings! Seeking more "enjoyment in their lives!"- Why yo…
 
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